Criminal Justice Ph.D. Program Student Research and Scholarship

Fall 2018

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  • Recent Ph.D. Graduates

    Kristen Elink-Schuurman-Laura (December 2018)
    Dissertation Title: Impact of Forensic Databases on Arrest, Conviction, and Sentencing

    Alexis Hayton (December 2017)
    Dissertation Title: Understanding Factors that Impact Cyberbullying Offending & Victimization

    John Hitzeman (December 2018)
    Dissertation Title: A Social Network Analysis Approach to Identify Predictors of Promotion and Correlation of Charged Corruption Within the Chinese Communist Party

    Jon Iadonisi (May 2018)
    Dissertation Title: A Proposed Framework for Assessing Terrorist Exploitation of Social Networks”

    Melissa Inglis (May 2018)
    Dissertation Title: An Examination of Key Determinants of Violent Victimization, Violent Behavior and Injury Type in Prison: Is Prison Violence Triggered by Importation or Deprivation?”

    Tracy Tully (December 2018)
    Dissertation Title: The Impact of Juvenile Mental Health, Family Factors, and Substance Use on Recidivism in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Analysis of the Pathways to Desistance Data

    Joshua Regan (May 2018)
    Dissertation Title: The Maritime Piracy Index

  • Students Admitted to Doctoral Candidacy

    Meredith Emigh
    Dissertation Title: The More Things Change: An Analysis of the Characteristics of Homicide from 1980-2015

    Kathryn Kleis
    Dissertation Title: The Cost of Caring: Exploring the Experience of Compassion Fatigue among Law Enforcement

    Peter Massey
    Dissertation Title: The Perception of the CSI Effect and its Possible Changes on Evidence Examinations Requested of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety and Scientific Services Forensic Laboratory

    John Murphy
    Dissertation Title: Disciplinary Actions and Higher Education: A Study of Florida Law Enforcement Officers from 2000-2015

  • Recent Publications & Technical Reports

    Corradini, M., Kringen, J.A., Simich, L., Berberich, K., & Emigh, M. (2015). “Analyzing the Application of the ‘Left Realism’ and ‘Right Realism’ Theories of Justice to American and Pakistani Policing Strategies.” Operation Streamline: No evidence that criminal prosecution deters migration. New York, NY: Vera Institute of Justice.

    Daty, T. (2016). Family Relationships and the Incarcerated Individual. EBP Quarterly, 1(3).

    Daty, T. (2017). The Use of Gay and Straight Alliances in Reducing Illicit Drug Use and Prescription Drug Misuse among LGBT Adolescents. EBP Quarterly, 2(3).

    Daty, T., Myers, D., & Kringen, J. (2018). Newhallville Safe Neighborhood Initiative: Progress Report. Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant.

    Daty, T. , Myers, D., & Kringen, J. (2018). Newhallville Safe Neighborhood Initiative: First Year Report. Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant.

    Dule, J. (2016). A Critical Review of the “Reverse Racism Effect.” EBP Quarterly, 1(3).

    Dule, J. (2016). Can Social Disorganization Explain Terrorism? EBP Quarterly, 1(4).

    Dule, J. (2017). Focused Deterrence Interventions: A Critical Review. EBP Quarterly, 2(3).

    Dule, J. (2018). Fear of Crime: A Problem-Oriented Solution. EBP Quarterly, 3(2).

    Dule, J., Myers, D., Earl, K., Wang, M., & Daty, T. (2018). An Evaluation of Federal Support Court in Connective. United States Probation Contract.

    Dulin, A. & Patiño, J. (2018). Countering Boko Haram’s violence: A deterrence-backlash perspective Armed Forces & Society, 1-23.

    Dulin, A. & Patiño, J. (2014). The logic of cartel car bombings in México. Trends in Organized Crime, 17(4), 271-289.

    Earl, K. (2016). Drug Markets in Amsterdam. EBP Quarterly, 1(3).

    Earl, K. (2017). Examining Dog Training Programs in Prison: Success Found among Confounding Factors. EBP Quarterly, 2(3).

    Earl, K., & Myers, D. (2018). An Evaluation of “Transforming Youth Justice: A Leadership Development Program.” Tow Youth Justice Institute Contract

    Emigh, M. (2017). The efficacy of drug courts. EBP Quarterly, 2(2).

    Emigh, M. (2017). What’s promising in prisoner reentry? EBP Quarterly, 2(1).

    Greenberg, K. L. (2017). Sex Offender Risk, Recidivism, and Policy EBP Quarterly, 2(4), 5-9.

    Greenberg, K. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practices in Corrections: From On-Paper to the Front-Line. EBP Quarterly, 3(3).

    Greenberg, K. L. (2018, March). Book Review: Policing Sexual Offences and Sex Offenders. [Review of the book Policing Sexual Offences and Sex Offenders, by T. Thomas]. ACJS Today, 43(2), 14-17.

    Inglis, M. and Tully, T. (2016). Elderly Prison Inmates: Specifying Priorities for Care and Staff Training. EBP Quarterly, 1(4).

    Jeffries, S., Myers, D., Kringen, J. (2017). Connecticut Project Safe Neighborhoods 2014 Youth Opportunity Initiative: Program Evaluation Report. Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant

    Jeffries, S., Myers, D., Kringen, A. (2018). Connecticut Project Safe Neighborhoods 2016 Youth Opportunity Initiative: Program Evaluation Report. Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant.

    Kringen, J.A., Blair, J.P.,Emigh, M. (2018). Pedagogical issues in criminal justice: Often-ignored problems with null hypothesis significance testing. ACJS Today, 43(3), 13-22.

    Kringen, J.A., Sedelmaier, C., & Dlugolenski, E. (2018). Foot Patrol: The Impact of Continuity, Outreach, and Traditional Policing Activities. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

    Lu, J. (2016). Prioritizing Untested Sexual Assault Kits by Victim-Offender Relationship. EBP Quarterly, 1(3).

    Regan, J. M. (2017). Select terrorism theories. In T. Morris & M. Hadji-Janev, Countering Terrorism in South Eastern Europe (pp. 74-81). NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, 131. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press BV.

    Regan, J. M. (2019). The piracy terrorism paradigm: An interlinking relationship. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

    Spano, R., David, M. A., Jeffries, S. R., & Bolland, J. M. (2017). Family matters: examining child abuse and neglect as family dysfunction for minority youth living in extreme poverty. Violence and Victims.

    Tully, T. (2017). The Relationship between Mental Illness and Criminality: A Review. ACJS Today, 42(5), 6-10.

    Tully, T. and Inglis, M. (2018). Female Serial Killers: Motives, Case Studies, and a New Typology. Criminal Justice Research Review, 19(2), 45-51.

    Tully, T. and Smith, M. (2015). Crisis Intervention Team Training: Officer Perceptions from a Large Connecticut Police Department The Police Journal: Theory Practice and Principles, 88(1), 51-64.

    Wang, Y. (2017). Class characteristic classification of test fired cartridge cases: A digital image decision tree approach to Kennington’s matrix for initial stages of criminal investigation. Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation, 6(4).

    Yu, T. (2018). Book review: Chokehold: policing black men by Paul Butler ACJS Today, 43(1), pp. 7-9.

    Yu, T. (2017). Employment and recidivism. EBP Quarterly, 2(4).

    Zielinska, E. K. (2018). Suicide Among College Students. EBP Quarterly, 3(3).

  • Recent Conference Presentations

    Dule, J. (2018, June). The Necessity of Public/Private Partnerships in an Effort to Follow the Money, presented at the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences, Portsmouth, RI.

    Gray, K. (2018, March). Assault by motor vehicles: The evolving nature of terror attacks, presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Fitch, M., Hayton, A., & Kot, E. (2017, November). Uber safe: A look at the impact of geo-hailed cabs on risk of driver robberies in Philadelphia, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Jeffries, S. (2018, November). Examining Youth’s Confinement in State-Run Facilities through a Systematic Review of Videos and Incident Reports, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Jeffries, S. (2017, November). Examining Race and Recidivism Among Connecticut Youth Formerly in Congregate Care, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

    Jeffries, S. (2017, June). Rape as a Weapon of War: An Unrelenting Epidemic, presented at Northeast Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Portsmouth, RI..

    Jeffries, S. (2017, February). Gender Justice: New York State Permanent Commission on Justice for Children Peer-to-Peer Learning presented at CT Juvenile Matters Court, New Haven, CT.

    David, M.A. (2017, June). Mental Illness and Police Strategies for Detecting Deception, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences. Portsmouth, RI.

    Wang, Y. (2017, February). Rapid Detection of Saliva Presence Using the Phadebas Press Test: A Comparative Study of Three Common Bra Materials and Sealed Envelopes, presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans, LA.

    Giarrusso, S.J. & Cooper, D.T. (2018, November). An Inventory of Juvenile Justice Curriculum in the Largest Criminal Justice/Criminology in the US, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

    Giarrusso, S.J. & Cooper, D.T. (2017, November). Exploring Racial Disparities in Juvenile Justice Processing, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

    Giarrusso, S.J. & Cooper, D.T. (2017, March). Discussing the Status of Juvenile Justice Education through Course Offerings & Concentrations, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO.

    Giarrusso, S.J., Elink-Schuurman-Laura, K., & Schroeder, D. (2015, November). Forensic Evidence: Which Technology is the Most Beneficial to the Investigative Process? Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Washington, D.C.

    Emigh, M. (2018, November). Trends in homicide 1980-2015, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

    Emigh, M., & Kringen, J.A. (2017, November). The impact of Operation Streamline on federal court caseloads, presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA.

    Emigh, M. (2017, June). The utility of forensic evidence in stranger perpetrated crimes, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Providence, RI.

    Emigh, M., & Schroeder, D. J. (2017, March). The utility of forensic evidence in the absence of eyewitness reports, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO.

    Myers, D., Dule, J., Earl, K., Wang, M., & Daty, T. (2018, November). An Evaluation of Federal Support Courts in Connecticut, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Reagan, J. (2018, November). The Maritime Piracy Index, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Reagan, J. (2018, April). Urban Demolition: A Crime Control Mechanism in Detroit, Michigan presented at the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, LA.

    Reagan, J. (2018, February). Dimensions of Maritime Terrorism, presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Reagan, J. (2017, August). Understanding Abu Sayyaf from a Quantitative Lens, presented at the Society for Terrorism Research, New York City, NY.

    Reagan, J (2017, April). State Weakness and the Threat of Terrorism: A Longitudinal and Global Perspective, presented at the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA.

    Reagan, J. (2017, Marcy) Forecasting Incidents of Maritime Piracy: A Global Approach, presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

    Tully, T. (2018, November). The Impact of Juvenile Mental Health, Family Factors, and Substance Use on Recidivism in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Analysis of the Pathways to Desistance Data, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

    Tully, T., Inglis, M., Shukla, R., & Myers, D. (2017, November). The Challenges of Publication in Teaching/Service Focused University Environments, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

    Zielinska, E., Ndrecka, M., & Myers, D. (2018, November). Towards an Understanding of Radicalization: Risk and Protective Factors of Radicalization of Individuals in the United States, presented at the American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.